Bob Saget: Tributes paid as Full House actor and comedian found dead at 65


Celebrities have expressed grief and sorrow over the sudden demise of American actor and comedian Bob Saget.

The 65-year-old, best known for starring in the sitcom Full House, was pronounced dead on Sunday in his hotel room in Orlando, Florida.

The exact cause of the star’s death is unclear.

Meanwhile, British comedian and Great British Bake Off presenter Matt Lucas called Saget “a wonderfully mischievous comedian”.

Lucas tweeted: “In horrific shock at the horrific news of the sudden passing of Bob Saget.”

“He was a warm, kind, humble person and a wonderfully mischievous comedian, who always pushed the line so deftly. He will be sorely missed.”

In a follow-up post, Lucas said: “Bob Saget was a powerhouse comedian who will hurt your side but he was very polite and simple about it.

“He was so kind to others and was so excited and inspired by up-and-coming comedians. He really set a great example of being generous and encouraging to newcomers.”

Actress Candace Cameron Bure, his Full House and Fuller Hoey co-star, wrote: “I don’t know what to say. I have no words. Bob was one of the best human beings I’ve ever known in my life I loved him so much.”

Fellow co-star Dave Collier said: “My heart is broken. I love you, Bob. Your forever brother, Dave.”

US TV host and actor Whoopi Goldberg wrote: “Raise my friend Bob Saget with your huge heart and blatant madness.

“My condolences to his daughters and other family.”

Star Trek actor George Takei said that Bob Saget, the “father of America”, was a “regular presence” in his household.